Complete Training on ToolBook 11.5. Available now at a new lower price!
Get 30+ hours of professional training on ToolBook 11.5 delivered on
interactive CD-ROM. The Platte Canyon® Learning & Mastering
ToolBook 11.5™ CD builds on the success of the
2004, 8, 7.1,
and 6.5 versions by adding significant new
Publish to Web Wizard
Learn all the interface and other changes for publishing your content to DHTML.
LiveXtensions and Other Tools
The training adds new content on the new product and LiveXtension/DevEx tools.
New Screens and Interface
The training shows redesigned screens like Resource Manager. And all screen captures and videos are updated to show the interface under Windows 8.
Even More Web Hints, Expert Information, and OpenScript Tips
Learning & Mastering ToolBook 11.5 is packed full of extra information unavailable anywhere else. This version adds 5 Web Hints, 2 OpenScript Tips, and 4 Expert Information topics to an already-huge collection.
Expanded and Updated Content Throughout
Expanded content on the Actions Editor, OpenScript, DHTML, and more.
Plus all 30+ hours of training has been completely updated for ToolBook 11.5.
In addition to all the new content, this popular CBT teaches you how to:
Add this powerful object to allow users to see results, review incorrect questions, see how their answers related to the correct answers, and more. Learn how to configure the individual Quiz Summary
elements as well as set up the Question Text for each question.
SmartPages and SmartStyles
Learn all about this powerful feature. The training shows you how to assign
a SmartStyle, where to set properties so that SmartStyles and SmartPages are
properly configured, which categories of the Catalog contain "Smart" objects,
how SmartStyles and SmartPages are constructed, how to edit and build your own
SmartPages and SmartStyles, and more.
See how to use this powerful feature to avoid putting a Universal Media Player on each page for narrations. Control them with the Actions Editor. Dig behind the scenes to where the master files are stored so you can edit or rerecord them later if desired.
Add either the built-in certificates or build your own using the various Catalog objects plus the step-by-step training provided on the CD.
Dig into the powerful ToolBook XML features. Advanced developers can learn how to read and write XML files using OpenScript and the msxml library.
Import Content from PowerPoint
Learn the mechanics of importing PowerPoint content into ToolBook and how to include Speaker Notes and Audio. Get tips on what is converted and what is not.
Learning Programming for e-Learning Developers
Create Detailed Simulations
Learn how to record simulations or create them from scratch. Learn the "ins and
outs" of ToolBook's powerful Simulation Editor, including how to configure its
various modes and extend it with the Actions Editor.
See how to add .js files to your book and call their functions via the
Actions Editor. Learn how to call their OpenScript equivalents from native mode
if desired. Expanded with even more examples!
Using the External Interface class in Flash to
Communicate with ToolBook
Understand through detailed examples how to communicate between Flash and
ToolBook from both the ToolBook and the Flash authoring side of the equation.
Through detailed examples, learn how to add this powerful ToolBook feature
to your projects.
Advanced Actions and OpenScript Topics
Using our "Mastermind" sample game, learn how to construct Action "behaviors" to
greatly increase your efficiency and functionality. Make SCORM™ calls from the
Actions Editor. See how to build actions and even entire pages via OpenScript.
Walk through various "Suggested Exercises" on your own.
HTTP Post Plus ASP.NET Server-Side Projects
Learn both the ToolBook code (Actions Editor and/or OpenScript) as well as the
server-side ASP.NET code to post results to a web site, send email, save to a
database, and more.
Master the Actions Editor
Learn how to use this powerful feature via numerous examples, detailed Let Me Try
simulations, and expert techniques only available in this training.
Incorporate Flash™ into ToolBook
Add this popular animation format to your native or DHTML ToolBook files. Learn
how to make Flash and ToolBook communicate with each other.
Branch Out with FTP, HTTP Post, Automation, and ADO
Easily transfer files and send data to Web servers. Control applications from
ToolBook and learn from the experts on database connectivity with ToolBook.
Learn how to make your training "location-aware." This new feature allows DHTML-deployed training to determine if Geolocation is available and, if so, the user's current latitude and longitude.
See how to build a pool of questions where each student gets a different, randomized exam.
Google/Bing Maps and REST
This version has new examples creating links to Google and Bing Maps based on your current location. It also shows how to use a REST call to create a Bing Map.
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||Professional Training on ToolBook®
Experience over 30 hours of insightful information on all aspects of
ToolBook. Interactive exercises and demonstrations help clarify the topics,
while an animated, customizable narrator points out key concepts. Learn about importing content from PowerPoint, Voice Recordings, the Actions Editor, Flash, SmartPages and SmartStyles, Simulations, OpenScript, XML, Certificates, creating iPhone content,
automation and ADO, SCORM, posting to web sites, and more.
||81 Show Me Demonstrations
As you learn about a particular ToolBook 11.5 task, click the Show Me button
to see a demonstration. You’ll watch "over the shoulder” of an expert
performing the task and explaining each step through the process.
||61 Let Me Try Simulations
When you're ready to try it yourself, you can click the Let Me Try button
to bring up a full simulation of the ToolBook 11.5 environment. Your job is to
perform a task covering the current concept. You don't need to worry if you
make a mistake, however, since you’ll receive feedback if you happen to go down
the wrong path.
||186 Web Hints
Supplementing the extensive training on web deployment of ToolBook
applications are the "Web Hints" included throughout the training. When
learning about a topic, just click the Web Hints button to see specific
information or guidance related to web deployment.
||187 OpenScript Tips
In addition to the two full training sections on OpenScript, there are also numerous OpenScript Tips throughout the training.
When learning about a particular subject, just click the OpenScript Tips button
to see arelevant example of OpenScript code (with running commentary and
||434 Expert Information Topics and Much More
When you want to learn even more about a topic, click the Expert Information
button for shortcuts, undocumented features, helpful advice, and more.
The training also stores all student information in a database and provides a
glossary, index, full text search, personalized favorites, a Certification
Exam, and more.
You get over 30 hours of hands-on training on the Actions Editor, PowerPoint
importing, using the Quiz Summary, adding image objects, Voice Recordings, communicating
with Flash, Simulation, OpenScript, HTTP Post, publishing your applications to
DHTML or Neuron, SCORM, XML, using automation and ADO, manipulating
the Catalog, configuring objects, and much more. You’ll learn how to deploy
your application on the web as well as via traditional methods such as CD-ROM
and Local Area Network. When you think you have "mastered" ToolBook, try your
hand at the Certification Exams in each module, built randomly from a large
question pool. You can then see your answers to each question via Student
Organized in easy-to-follow sections, the training is presented one concept at a
time. You can “dig deeper” to learn more about a concept by accessing Expert
Information, Web Hints, and OpenScript Tips. Or watch a Show Me demonstration
of how to accomplish a related task. Then choose the Let Me Try option
on many pages to use a complete simulation of the ToolBook 11.5 environment to
perform a representative task on your own, receiving gentle feedback when you
go down the wrong path.
After you have completed the training, you will want to keep it nearby as a
reference. It offers a glossary, index, full text search, list of Expert
Information, Web Hints, and OpenScript Tips, and personalized favorites.
Finally, you can print a certificate or even send email to show your boss how
hard you have been working on learning this stuff!
Learning & Mastering ToolBook 11.5 runs on any system that can run
ToolBook. If you would like to open the training in Author mode to see how the
training was created, you will need ToolBook 11.5 or newer.
Availability & Pricing
This CD is available now. Order today!
You can buy this directly from Platte Canyon worldwide.
Call: 1-888-ToolBK-1 (1-888-866-5251)
or use the Platte Canyon Web Order Form to place your order
The CBT is priced at $495 per CD.
Upgrade from version 11.0 for $165
Upgrade from version 10.5 or earlier for $320
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